You can improve your browsing experience with privacy settings. For example, when you visit a web page, Chrome can use a web service to automatically load pages based on the page’s links. Most of these settings are turned on by default, but you can turn them off.
- On your computer, open Chrome.
- At the top right, click More Settings.
- Click Privacy and security and choose your settings.
- To control how Chrome handles content and permissions for a site, click Site settings.
- To delete information from your browsing activity, like your history, cookies, or saved passwords, click Clear browsing data.
- To control how Chrome handles cookies and tracking, click Cookies and other site data.
- To manage safe browsing and protection, click Security.
Learn about your privacy options
Send a "Do Not Track" request with your browsing traffic
You can include a "Do Not Track" request with your browsing traffic. However, many websites will still collect and use your browsing data to improve security, provide content, services, ads, and recommendations on their websites, and generate reporting statistics.
Allow sites to check if you have payment methods saved
If you've saved payment methods to Chrome, you can let Chrome offer your saved info to make filling out forms easier. Learn more about how to fill out forms automatically.
Get an alert whenever Chrome sees that the website you're going to could be harmful. When you visit a website, Chrome checks it against a list of websites stored on your computer that are known to be bad. If the website matches anything on the list, your browser sends a partial copy of the address to Google to find out if you're visiting a risky site. Learn more about Safe Browsing protection.
Help improve security on the web for everyone
Chrome will periodically send some system information and page content to Google so we know about any threats you encounter. Chrome will also send this data any time you visit a suspicious site. Learn more about what data helps Chrome get better at blocking bad downloads and detecting malware.
Warn you if passwords are exposed in a data breach
You may get an alert from Chrome if you use a password and username combination that has been compromised in a data leak on a third party website or app.
- Read the finer details of how we treat your information in our Privacy Notice.
- You can choose which Google features you use in Chrome for more privacy options.
If you use a Chromebook at work or school, your network administrator might apply some of these privacy settings for you, in which case you can't change them yourself. Learn about using a managed Chromebook.